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Bowers Museum The Bowers Museum enriches lives through the world's finest arts and cultures. Visit Bowers.org/athome to access our virtual portal and enjoy the BOWERS AT HOME, #BAH!
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General admission is $13 | $15 on weekends. Senior / Student admission is $10 | $12 on weekends. Bowers Members and children under 12 are free. Admission is free every Sunday for Santa Ana residents (proof of residency required). Please visit www.bowers.org. for more information.

Can you believe Easter is just one week away? Bowers’ Restaurant has spring cheer ready for curbside pickup! Order your ...
04/05/2020

Can you believe Easter is just one week away? Bowers’ Restaurant has spring cheer ready for curbside pickup! Order your Easter meals, baskets and even DIY cookie making kits today and enjoy a little respite on your holiday next weekend. Details at bowers.org/athome, under “meals to go.” Tangata Restaurant #easter #bowersathome

Attn: Weekend Coloring Contest! 🖍 Download the Bowers new coloring pages on bowers.org/athome under “Kidseum Learning re...
04/04/2020

Attn: Weekend Coloring Contest! 🖍 Download the Bowers new coloring pages on bowers.org/athome under “Kidseum Learning resources” and tag us @bowersmuseum #bowersathome with your completed masterpiece by Monday 4/6 at noon. All ages welcome! Winners will receive two free passes to the Bowers when we reopen.

https://www.bowers.org/images/Coloring_Book_Kidseum_at_Home.pdf

What? Isn’t this what everyone’s loungewear looks like? Curl up with #bowersathome this weekend for innovative virtual o...
04/03/2020

What? Isn’t this what everyone’s loungewear looks like? Curl up with #bowersathome this weekend for innovative virtual offerings delivered straight to your couch, no matter what your outfit. 😉 Discover more at bowers.org/athome.

#museumsfromhome #museumsandchill

Marguerite, c. 1909
Guy Rose (American, 1867-1925)
Oil on canvas; 21 1/2 x 24 1/2 x 2 in.
F7693
Martha C. Stevens Memorial Art Collection

Ready for an island escape? Today’s #bowersblog concludes a 3-part series on one very adventurous family, the Osbornes, ...
04/02/2020

Ready for an island escape? Today’s #bowersblog concludes a 3-part series on one very adventurous family, the Osbornes, and their time on the little island of Palau in 1969. Picture yourself in this “hip skirt” and drift away using the link below!

https://www.bowers.org/index.php/collection/collection-blog/the-osborne-collection-opening-ceremony-pt-2

Hip Skirt (Gerévut), mid 20th Century
Ngerbeched Hamlet, Koror Island, Palau, Micronesia
Raffia and hibiscus fiber
2019.17.11
Gift of Frieda O. Wray from the Estate of Dr. & Mrs. Douglas and Carolyn Osborne

Meet Robo Copy. He’s just one of several new art projects now available for download under “Kidseum Learning Resources” ...
04/02/2020

Meet Robo Copy. He’s just one of several new art projects now available for download under “Kidseum Learning Resources” at bowers.org/athome. New projects are loaded weekly!

#bowersathome #museumsfromhome #homeschool #staysafe

‪Celebrate the last day of #womenshistorymonth with Dr. Kara Cooney, renowned Egyptologist and Professor. Her lecture WH...
04/01/2020

‪Celebrate the last day of #womenshistorymonth with Dr. Kara Cooney, renowned Egyptologist and Professor. Her lecture WHEN WOMAN RULED THE WORLD is now available on Bowers’ relaunched Bowers Museum Podcast. Visit bowers.org/athome and click on the “audio tours and lectures” tab to listen now!

#womenempowerment #womensupportingwomen #museumsfromhome #BAH #museumsandchill‬
Kara Cooney - Egyptologist

Looking for the perfect #wfh outfit? The Bowers team is delivering fresh online content - while sporting gear from our e...
03/30/2020

Looking for the perfect #wfh outfit? The Bowers team is delivering fresh online content - while sporting gear from our exhibit INSIDE THE WALT DISNEY ARCHIVES!

Get your piece of the magic at shop.bowers.org today and share your #disneyatbowers picture from home!

#museumsfromhome #museumsandchill #disney #disneyland

Tangata Restaurant, #bowersmuseum and Mariners Church are partnering up to provide more than 500 meals to healthcare wor...
03/29/2020

Tangata Restaurant, #bowersmuseum and Mariners Church are partnering up to provide more than 500 meals to healthcare workers at local hospitals this week!
To help hit our goal of 1000 weekly meals and learn more about the project, visit bowers.org/athome, “Meals to-go.” #museumsfromhome #staysafe #stayhealthy Patina Restaurant Group

#storagesaturdays Checkout this #behindthescenes look at our volunteers, Kevin and Natalie, organizing labels for the ne...
03/28/2020

#storagesaturdays Checkout this #behindthescenes look at our volunteers, Kevin and Natalie, organizing labels for the newly reinstalled cases in our exhibit “Spirits and Headhunters.” 🗿
#loveourvolunteers #spiritsandheadhunters #oceania #Museumlife #museumsfromhome #museumsandchill

03/27/2020

Just a spoonful of #museumsathome helps the medicine go down! Keep connected to the Bowers’ virtual offerings at bowers.org/athome, now live!

#disneyatbowers #disney #marypoppins @waltdisneyarchives #disneyland

Remember dance parties? We sure do, and this week’s #bowersblog recalls one from way back in 60s that was held to celebr...
03/26/2020
The Osborne Collection: Opening Ceremony Pt. 1

Remember dance parties? We sure do, and this week’s #bowersblog recalls one from way back in 60s that was held to celebrate the opening of a traditional bai in Micronesia. For more on the grand opening, follow the link below!

#museumsfromhome #museumsandchill #bowersathome

https://www.bowers.org/index.php/collection/collection-blog/the-osborne-collection-opening-ceremony-pt-1

The Bai ra Ngesechel ar Cherchar shortly after being constructedImage courtesy of Frieda WrayGrand OpeningOpenings are extravagant affairs. If all goes to plan they only happen once, so to commemorate the moment there should be a grand party with musicians, speakers thanking all those involved and,....

03/25/2020

ATTENTION PARENTS: Bowers is proud to launch KIDSEUM AT HOME! Visit www.bowers.org/athome to see all our #museumsfromhome offerings and click on “Virtual Learning and Resources" for KIDSEUM AT HOME downloadable art lessons!

Each lesson includes an outline of State and National Standards it satisfies. Stay tuned for weekly additions and virtual classroom videos coming soon!

#parenting #homeschool
#stayhome #stayhealthy #staysafe

Oh bother… seems we’re in a sticky situation and need a little help figuring out a clever caption to go with this image ...
03/25/2020

Oh bother… seems we’re in a sticky situation and need a little help figuring out a clever caption to go with this image from the #bowersmuseum’s permanent collection. 😉

Comment below, our winner will be selected next Tuesday, March 31 at 12 PST and receive two free passes to the Bowers when we reopen!

#museumsfromhome #museumsandchill

In Haste No Time To Write In Pomona, 1906
Pomona, Los Angeles County, California
Ink on paper; 5 2/7 x 3 1/3 in.
Gift of Mrs. Laura Bell Watts

03/23/2020

Listen up: today’s #museumsfromhome offering is for your ears only! Visit https://www.bowers.org/index.php/visit/audio-tours to listen to an audio tour of the Bowers Museum’s 8 permanent galleries and more!

#audiotour #museumsandchill #bowersmuseum

“More than 10 years later, that boyfriend turned into my husband. Now, we are looking forward to introducing our toddler...
03/22/2020

“More than 10 years later, that boyfriend turned into my husband. Now, we are looking forward to introducing our toddler to some Disney magic!” -Bowers’ VP of Programs and Collections, Victoria Gerard.

Share your #Disney memory on our storytelling portal at guide.bowers.org, viewable on your mobile device!

#disneyatbowers #museumsathome #museumsandchill #lazysunday #disneyland Walt Disney Archives

https://guide.bowers.org/index.php/component/sppagebuilder/?view=page&id=174

‪#storagesaturdays Take a #behindthescenes peek into the Bowers’ collection storage! Here our volunteer, Natalie, photog...
03/21/2020

‪#storagesaturdays Take a #behindthescenes peek into the Bowers’ collection storage! Here our volunteer, Natalie, photographs 📷 a new acquisition for cataloging in our database of more than 90,000 objects. 🖼
Embroidery Panel, 20th Century
probably Miao culture; China‬
‪Cotton and silk; 9 × 28 3/4 in.‬
‪2019.23.6‬
‪Gift of Anne and Long Shung Shih‬
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‪#loveourvolunteers #museumsandchill #museumsfromhome #collectionphotography #Miao #Museumlife ‬

Communal meeting places might be on the mind, so it comes as no surprise that today’s #BowersBlog post is tied to a buil...
03/20/2020
The Osborne Collection: Return to Palau

Communal meeting places might be on the mind, so it comes as no surprise that today’s #BowersBlog post is tied to a building with that very function. 🧐

On the Micronesian island 🌴 country of Palau in 1968 a bai was built to preserve the traditions and culture of the islands. For the full story, follow the link below!
#museumsandchill #museumsfromhome

https://www.bowers.org/index.php/collection/collection-blog/the-osborne-collection-return-to-palau

Bai Model, mid 20th CenturyPalau, MicronesiaWood; 5 1/4 × 3 × 11 3/4 in.2019.17.5Gift of Frieda O. Wray from the Estate of Dr. & Mrs. Douglas and Carolyn OsborneIf You Lived Here, You’d Be Home by NowPeople can meet one another anywhere, but almost all cultures build specialized buildings in whi...

Bowers Memberships Extended Due to ClosureThe Bowers Museum greatly values our Members, whose generosity has made so man...
03/19/2020

Bowers Memberships Extended Due to Closure

The Bowers Museum greatly values our Members, whose generosity has made so many thrilling world-class exhibitions and programs possible through the years.

Honoring our friendship, the Museum is happy to announce all current memberships will be extended by one (1) month. This change will be automatically applied, no additional steps necessary. This also applies to all new memberships purchased during the closure.

Thank you for your continued support. In these trying times, the entire Bowers family is coming together in new ways that we know will inspire deeper connections in our community for years to come.

For those interested in becoming a member today, or in offering additional support to the Bowers during the closure, your overwhelming generosity is much appreciated. Please visit bowers.org to join now or contact our team working from home at [email protected].

Wishing everyone good health and continued safety,

The Bowers Family

Craving a little #disneyatbowers? While the Bowers Museum is temporarily closed, our digital guide to the exhibition INS...
03/18/2020
Orange County's Finest

Craving a little #disneyatbowers? While the Bowers Museum is temporarily closed, our digital guide to the exhibition INSIDE THE WALT DISNEY ARCHIVES is wide open! Use your mobile device to visit guide.bowers.org and see highlights alongside #funfacts and staff favorites.

#museumsathome #disney #disneyland @waltdisneyarchives

Inside the Walt Disney Archives: 50 Years of Preserving the Magic is curated by the Walt Disney Archives in conjunction with the Bowers Museum.

#happyStPatricksDay!Forget your greens today? Turns out Orange County has a long history growing their own. Printed for ...
03/18/2020

#happyStPatricksDay!

Forget your greens today? Turns out Orange County has a long history growing their own.

Printed for the Santa Ana Chamber of Commerce about 1900, this pamphlet heralds Orange County as The Most Celebrated Celery District in the World.

Though part of the Bowers Museum's collection of over 91,000 objects, this pamphlet is rarely displayed due to its fragile nature. Watch for more hidden gems like these in the days ahead #museumsfromhome

Pamphlet, c.1900
Orange County, California The Most Celebrated Celery District in the World
31462

For the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, and community, and in an effort to support public health officials i...
03/15/2020

For the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, and community, and in an effort to support public health officials in their efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19, the Museum will close temporarily to the public effective Tuesday, March 17 – Tuesday, March 31.

The Museum will honor any exhibition ticket purchases to be used at a later date without any additional process necessary. Additionally, we are happy to refund tickets upon request. Please contact [email protected] for assistance. We are working to reschedule any events that would have been held during this time and will be in touch with ticket holders directly with updates.

Given the unprecedented nature of this closure, our board has made a commitment to support the entire Bowers family, including salaried and hourly employees.

The Bowers Museum looks forward to reopening our doors soon. We will continue to monitor daily and reassess the need for closure. Any additional updates will be made by email, our website, and through social media @bowersmuseum.

We wish everyone good health and continued safety during this difficult time.

Get out of the rain and enjoy “Theme Songs of Disneyland with Stacia Martin” at 1:30 pm today. Don’t forget to stop by t...
03/14/2020

Get out of the rain and enjoy “Theme Songs of Disneyland with Stacia Martin” at 1:30 pm today. Don’t forget to stop by the exhibit INSIDE THE WALT DISNEY ARCHIVES where you’ll find original #disney records and much more! #disneyatbowers @waltdisneyarchives #disneyland

This weekend, slow down and enjoy hidden gems at the bowers including the original coffered ceiling of our ‘old wing,’ b...
03/14/2020

This weekend, slow down and enjoy hidden gems at the bowers including the original coffered ceiling of our ‘old wing,’ built in 1936. #bowersmuseum

This week’s #bowersblog takes a look at some of the earliest archaeologists to work in Micronesia, the Osborne couple, w...
03/13/2020
The Osborne Collection: To Begin, A Biography

This week’s #bowersblog takes a look at some of the earliest archaeologists to work in Micronesia, the Osborne couple, who made some of the most exciting findings in the Palau region. To learn more about the family and their collection, follow the link in our bio to “The Osborne Collection: To Begin, A Biography.”

https://www.bowers.org/index.php/collection/collection-blog/the-osborne-collection-to-begin-a-biography

Carolyn and Dr. Douglas Osborne, 1968 passport photographs Images courtesy of Frieda Wray Tolúk Back In a previous blog post we showcased two rare tolúk currency pieces from the Osborne Collection which originates from the island country of Palau in southwest Micronesia. Though the post focused mo...

Advanced reservations are REQUIRED by Sunday March 15 at noon!🍾..#Repost @tangatarestaurant• • • • • •Tangata Restaurant...
03/12/2020

Advanced reservations are REQUIRED by Sunday March 15 at noon!🍾
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#Repost @tangatarestaurant
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Tangata Restaurant

Join Marcy Carriker Smothers, author of Eat Like Walt: The Wonderful World of Disney Food, Saturday, March 21, as she takes you on a culinary tour inspired by one of the world's most iconic visionaries, Walt Disney. The evening will feature Walt's favorite mid-century meals prepared with 21st-century innovation by Tangata's Chef. 👨‍🍳 Book your reservation: link in bio or visit @bowersmuseum website, www.bowers.org.

#tangatarestaurant #disneyatbowers #bowersmuseum #eatlikewalt Walt Disney Archives

What’s your all-time-favorite #Disney song? ✨Join us on Saturday, March 14 at 1:30PM when Stacia Martin from The Walt Di...
03/12/2020

What’s your all-time-favorite #Disney song? ✨Join us on Saturday, March 14 at 1:30PM when Stacia Martin from The Walt Disney Company presents a tuneful travelogue exploring Walt Disney's original Magic Kingdom through these seldom-heard, toe-tapping treasures.🎶🤩 Don’t forget to stop by the Bowers Gallery Store to pick up your favorite Disney album for the perfect souvenir. #disneymusic #disneyatbowers

A huge thanks to both our amazing opening weekend speakers: Becky Cline, Director of the Walt Disney Archives, and Don H...
03/10/2020

A huge thanks to both our amazing opening weekend speakers: Becky Cline, Director of the Walt Disney Archives, and Don Hahn, renowned filmmaker, for their insight into the magical legacy of The Walt Disney Studios. ✨ Visit INSIDE THE WALT DISNEY ARCHIVES: 50 YEARS OF PRESERVING THE MAGIC now through August 30.🤩 🐭
#disneyatbowers #beckycline @don.hahn @waltdisneyarchives

Enjoy the excitement of Italian culture without the long flight this Sunday, March 15! Starting at 11AM, meet Globe-trot...
03/09/2020

Enjoy the excitement of Italian culture without the long flight this Sunday, March 15! Starting at 11AM, meet Globe-trotting travel author Patty Civalleri as she shares her newest book “ROME: Keys to the Ancient Roman Empire: The Astute Traveler's Book.”🇮🇹 Book signing follows the lecture. .
Next, at 12:30PM, get a free Italian class followed by screening of the #foreignfilm, “Happy Family”(2010, 90 MIN).🎥 Both events are FREE for members!🙈 #membermonday

Happy #internationalwomensday! Here’s to the next generation of powerful leading ladies who will shape our future! Find ...
03/08/2020

Happy #internationalwomensday! Here’s to the next generation of powerful leading ladies who will shape our future! Find your inner princess in our newest exhibition “Inside the Walt Disney Archives.” #disneyatbowers #frozen #disney #internationalwomensday2020 @waltdisneyarchives

Start your engines, it’s opening day for “Inside the Walt Disney Archives!” Today’s lecture with Director of the Archive...
03/07/2020

Start your engines, it’s opening day for “Inside the Walt Disney Archives!” Today’s lecture with Director of the Archives, Becky Cline, is sold out but there’s still room for you to hear directly from renowned Producer Don Hahn tomorrow on Sunday, March 8 at 1:30 pm. Tickets are going fast, get yours now at bowers.org! #disneyatbowers @waltdisneyarchives

Hakuna Matata! The wait for INSIDE THE WALT DISNEY ARCHIVES is finally over! Come experience props, costumes, sketches, ...
03/06/2020

Hakuna Matata! The wait for INSIDE THE WALT DISNEY ARCHIVES is finally over! Come experience props, costumes, sketches, and more from some of your favorite animated and live action #Disney classics on opening day of #disneyatbowers, TOMORROW March 7! For even more insight, don’t miss a special presentation by Don Hahn Sunday, March 8. Don is a world renowned producer for movies like The Lion King, Beauty and The Beast, and many more!

#waltdisney @waltdisneyarchives


Disney Theatrical: The Lion King on Broadway, Original Wildebeest Mask costume, Walt Disney Archives, ©Disney

03/06/2020

Can you feel the Disney excitement in the air? This Saturday the Bowers Museum opens “Inside the Walt Disney Archives: 50 Years of Preserving the Magic.” In preparation for the thrilling pieces of Americana in the exhibition, today’s #bowersblog looks at another snapshot of mid 20th Century history: master jeweler George Brooks. For more, follow the below link to “Doing it by the Brooks: A Foray into Modernist Jewelry!”



https://www.bowers.org/index.php/collection/collection-blog/doing-it-by-the-brooks-a-foray-into-modernist-jewelry

03/05/2020

What’s in the box?! We’re thrilled to have Disney+ filming at the Bowers this week. They’re catching #behindthescenes footage before our new exhibition INSIDE THE WALT DISNEY ARCHIVES opens in just 3 days! Get your #disneyatbowers tickets at bowers.org today. #disney #waltdisney @waltdisneyarchives #DisneyPlus

#behindthescenes 🤫Planes, trains and automobiles- #disneyatbowers has it all! Discover the magic behind the mouse in the...
03/03/2020

#behindthescenes 🤫

Planes, trains and automobiles- #disneyatbowers has it all! Discover the magic behind the mouse in the exhibition INSIDE THE WALT DISNEY ARCHIVES, opening this Saturday, March 7! Tickets are going fast, get yours at bowers.org today. The first visit is free for Bowers members! #disney #waltdisney #rocketeer Walt Disney Archives

#memberperks Meet Author and Oscar-nominated Filmmaker Don Hahn this Sunday, March 8 at 1:30 pm!🤩 Don is producer of the...
03/03/2020

#memberperks Meet Author and Oscar-nominated Filmmaker Don Hahn this Sunday, March 8 at 1:30 pm!🤩 Don is producer of the international phenomenon “The Lion King” - other credits include “Maleficent,” “Beauty and the Beast,” and many Disneynature movies. He will be examining the storytelling legacy of The Walt Disney Studios with examples from #disneyatbowers.✨ Book signing to follow lecture. Members only pay $50, advance ticket purchase is HIGHLY recommended.😉 #membermonday

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We visited Bowers Museum last year on a Saturday and amazed at the programs and exhibits. Top of the line staff.
I missed getting tickets to the Disney tea Party - is there a waitlist I can get on for cancellations?
Join us for the 2nd Annual Orange County Archives Bazaar: Murals, Memories, and Meaning-Making at the Hilbert Museum (10/26, 11am-5pm). The event will bring libraries, special collections, archives, museums, historical societies, and other cultural heritage institutions together to showcase material from their collections and highlight the known and unknown stories of Orange County. Program information is now available on the Event Page. RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/478732519377664/
will be there soon to perform https://www.facebook.com/two.worlds.jill.amnon/
Spend your Saturday afternoon with Dr. Sara E. Cole, Assistant Curator of the Antiquities Department🏺at the @gettymuseum 🏛Learn about Hellenistic statuary and Ptolemaic Egypt in this ARCE lecture 𓂀 #FREE for #members and ARCE members only $12 for general admission.
Head to the Bowers this Saturday, June 1 at 1:30 pm for a FREE presentation featuring the groundbreaking work of monumental Taiwanese artists, including Liao Shiou-ping, “Father of Modern Print-Making,” whose work is in the Bowers Museum’s own Permanent Collection. #Taiwan #ISupportBowersCollection #printmaking
Become a docent at Bowers Museum Recruitment/Open House July 17, 2019 from 1:00 to 3:30
We love when the Red Hat Society ladies visit! Besides showcasing some truly fabulous outfits, they come together to “connect like-minded women, make new friends and enrich lives through the power of fun and friendship!” That’s a mission we can get behind! #guopeiatbowers #guopei #bowersmuseum @redhatsociety #fashion #strongwomen
Have you been to see the #dragonglass at Bowers Museum? Tomorrow is your last chance before the #GOT finale Sunday night! This obsidian #blade will go back into protective storage soon after, don’t miss it! #winterishere #gameofthrones
Have you been to see the #dragonglass at Bowers Museum? Tomorrow is your last chance before the #GOT finale Sunday night! This obsidian #blade will go back into protective storage soon after, visit today! #winterishere #gameofthrones
#funfact Buddha was born a royal prince in Nepal nearly 2,600 years ago.👶🏻 Celebrate Buddha’s birthday at #BowersMuseum this weekend May 18 and 19! Join Hsi Alain’s Temple monks for special tea ceremonies, orchestra performances, #meditation, and #Buddha bathing. Sunday features a special lecture with with the Hsi Lai Temple's Abbot, Venerable Hui Dong. ✨FREE with general admission✨ Space is limited to availability, visit bowers.org for details!
What a fantastic exhibit! I may just have to go back and see it all over again